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[Admissions Open] Insights IAS Revamped YLM (Year-long Mains) Test Series for UPSC CSE IAS Exam 2025 2.0| Starts on 11th July 2024

Announcing Year-long Mains Test Series 2025 2.0 for UPSC CSE 2025


Insights IAS YLM Test Series 2024 2.0

Starts on: 11th July 2024





Full Package : Rs. 29500/- incl. taxes

Only GS : Rs. 24000/- incl. taxes

Only Essay: Rs. 6500/- incl. taxes

Only Ethics: RS. 6500/- incl. taxes

Early Bird Offer:  : 10% OFF, valid till 10th July 2024

Old Subscriber Offer: 10% OFF


Dear student,

We are hereby launching our highly regarded YLM(Year-long Mains) Test Series 2025 2.0 which  provides a comprehensive schedule, disciplined approach and features for your Mains preparation. The adage goes: “Read to remember and write to retain.” Based on our extensive experience guiding thousands of aspirants, we’ve found that it’s crucial for candidates not only to read and learn from textbooks but also to analyze, understand, and apply the concepts in a structured format. This approach helps them to make mistakes early, practice more effectively, and enhance both the quality and speed of their answer writing.

This year, the YLM Test Series promises to be special.  We’ve incorporated numerous new features to align with the evolving patterns and trends of the UPSC CSE.


Our entire strategy for the YLM TEST SERIES is driven by the unique EBS strategy.

What is the EBS Strategy?

  • EBS (Essential, Breakthrough & Simulation) Approach:
    • ESSENTIAL approach: emphasizes on building the basics
    • BREAKTHROUGH approach: tests the ability to link facts and concepts with Current Affairs.
    • SIMULATION approach: tests aspirants in an exam like environment to help them consolidate and finally put to test the effectiveness of their preparation. Taking tests regularly will ensure that it becomes a part of your routine, preparing you to perform well in every test without the usual accompanying jitters

EBS Approach(Essential, Breakthrough & Simulation) ensures to STEP-UP the difficulty level gradually, making you more competitive and ensuring that you inculcate the art of inter-disciplinary linkages in your answer writing skills for UPSC Mains exam.

Total Number of Tests :

Mains – Total : 67 TestsGS : 21 Mini Tests + 36 Full Length = 57 GS TestsEssay : 10 Tests



Systematic Completion of the SyllabusMains tests are designed to help in systematic completion of the syllabus of 4 General Studies papers+ Essay through incremental approach. You will start with Mini tests for every subject and then proceed towards the full-length tests.
Revision through RepetitionThe timetable has been drafted carefully keeping in mind the dynamic demands of the exam and also to ensure you complete the entire syllabus with 4 revisions.
Mini-Tests and FLTsMini-Tests of duration 1.5 hours are also included for  Mains tests. This will help you improve in an incremental manner
67 Mains Tests(21 Mini-GS Tests+ 36 FLTs + 10 Essays)
Personalized one-on-one MentorshipAn endeavor to help students, motivate them & to provide the right guidance. The mentorship will be done via telephonic conversation for online students and in-person for Offline students.
EvaluationTime-Bound & Holistic Evaluation, within 6 working days
SynopsisDetailed, well-researched synopsis will be made available for all the tests. (Only softcopy will be provided)
Strategy ClassesWill provide the right guidance & clarity regarding the test syllabus and booklists. These discussions will give a precise roadmap for your preparation for the upcoming test.
FlexibilityTests can be taken up any time before the MAINS 2025.
 Test discussion videosWill be provided to enhance clarity on question requirements, explained in detail through recorded discussion videos.
SECUREGuaranteed evaluation of minimum 2 SECURE Answers
Guidance over ZOOM SESSIONS every 15 daysTo ensure our test series students are progressing well, we’ll conduct Zoom sessions every 15 days led by Subject Matter Experts. These sessions will allow us to monitor their progress, address difficulties, and provide feedback.
Interactive Sessions with Vinay SirRegular Interactive Feedback Session with Vinay Sir after Ethics/Essay Tests
Doubts Clarification on DISQUS platformA dedicated team will be available to clear all your doubts on the tests within 24 hours.
Value Added MaterialThe PRIME Magazine (soft copy) will be provided FREE of cost from May 2024 to September 2025.
Insta Preparatory ClassesPrevious Years’ UPSC Papers + Discussion & Strategy Videos.

Before the start of the Simulation Round, we will be providing classes with tips and techniques for scoring well in prelims and other strategy classes.


We have incorporated all the constructive feedback received by a good pool of aspirants and this year we have introduced many new features.

Subject Focus by Weightage : Our first round prioritizes subjects based on their weightage in the exam. We start with Polity, Economy, Modern India, Geography, Environment, and Science and Technology, followed by the remaining subjects.
Incremental improvementIncremental improvementIncremental Improvement : We understand that both freshers and veterans find it challenging to tackle full-length subjects and tests right away, leading to procrastination. To address this, we start with Mini-tests and gradually move to Full-Length Tests (FLTs) for each subject, helping you build confidence and comfortably complete the syllabus.
Group mentorshipGroup mentorshipGroup Mentorship for students writing on the scheduled date :  You all may have many questions about the subject and your performance, especially in the beginning. To clarify all your doubts and to keep you disciplined and motivated, we offer group mentorship sessions in Bengaluru and Delhi from 4 pm – 5 pm for those taking the mains tests on the scheduled date.
Live DiscussionsLive DiscussionsLIVE Test Discussions for FLTs in the Essential Round: After completing a set of tests on a subject, we’ll hold live discussions. This ensures you can clarify doubts and achieve a sense of completion for each subject.
Follow up by mentorsFollow up by mentorsRegular Follow-ups by mentors : We have realized, students need a nudge.It is only that small push from our end that can make huge difference in aspirants’ discipline and progress. 


Credibility of Our Test Series:

Proven Success: 70% of our top performers were part of our Test Series.

Question Similarity: Check similarities between Insights IAS questions and those of the UPSC. 

General Studies – 1 |        General Studies – 2   |      General Studies – 3

Toppers: It has been utilized by toppers such as Ayushi Pradhan (AIR 36 -2023) Kanika Goyal (AIR-9 2022) Yash Jaluka (AIR-4 2021) and Meera K (AIR-6 2021)  among several others.




Insights IAS has been a leader in implementing top-notch assessment and feedback systems for both Prelims and Mains. We have brought in the widest analytics for post-test analysis. Your portal will be your guide for improvement in your performance. You will also be given an all India rank and a scorecard.


MAINS Specific Features:

Click Here to view the features available in our Insta Courses portal for Mains Test Series


Detailed explanation of the timetable and tips to follow the timetable:


  1. It is designed to ensure that you will complete every subject in 4 rounds
    • 1st Round is Essential round where you can expect  the questions  to check your conceptual understanding.
    • 2nd Round is Breakthrough round where you will apply knowledge and skills to solve the questions. The papers will be categorized subject-wise.
    • 3rd Round is Breakthrough Round based on GS-Papers.
    • 4th Round is Simulation round where the entire paper mimics UPSC Papers and prepares you to tackle any kind of question.


2. Time Gap Between tests in Essential round is kept at 5 days for Mini-tests ad 8 days for FLTs. This will provide you ample time to cover the syllabus. Even if you are not able to complete the syllabus, do not panic, as you will be covering it again during the Revision tests and in the 2nd round.

3. Time Gap between the tests in Breakthrough round is kept at 7 days and for Round 3 it is kept at 7 days. Again, Revision Tests of Breakthrough round will equip you with confidence of having covered the syllabus 3 times by now. In the Breakthrough Round you will also be covering important releases by Government from which questions are expected every year – INDIA YEAR BOOK , ECONOMIC SURVEY & BUDGET.

4. Time Gap between the tests in Round 4 is kept at 7 days

5. There will be an Ethics Test before every FLT of Round 1

6. There will be an Essay test at equal intervals

7. The Simulation Round Mimics the UPSC exam and ensures you are well prepared for any kind of paper in the exam.

The simulation round will be conducted in 2 sets after Prelims exam.


This course brings together all the essential features an aspirant needs to be thoroughly prepared for the exam. What matters is your success – for you and us. Merely joining the Revamped YLM Insights IAS Test Series will not make you Mains ready. We will provide all the resources and support possible. But it is up to you- how resourceful you are & how well you choose to utilize our services and guidance. We want you to join our Insights IAS family ONLY if you are 100% committed to your goals. We want dedicated individuals who are willing to work hard. Insights IAS will be your faithful companion till your last step in this marathon journey.

“There is only 1 way to bridge the perceived gap between a person and his/her/their greatest dreams, and that is TO BEGIN!”- Richie Norton

Take the first step; make a decision that will change the trajectory of your life! Join us and work smartly to fulfill your dream. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you onboard as our student soon.  Come visit us, your dream is worth pursuing.





Terms and conditions:

  • Fees once paid is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Insights IAS reserves all the rights to make any changes to the test series like schedule of the test series etc.
  • At any point of time, subscription will not carry forward to next series even if the subscriber doesn’t write a single test under the subscribed test series package.
  • Course is Valid till MAINS 2025 (Prelims tests are valid till Prelims 2025)


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